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Eddy Kafidi bares it all on SPYL feuding
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Eddy Kafidi bares it all on SPYL feuding

February 12th, 2016 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) was elected to serve on the five-member coordinating council as vice-president for the African region at the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) General Council meeting in Russia last weekend. Since the position is on a... Read more
Early childhood development key to success
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Early childhood development key to success

January 29th, 2016 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek As technology and the world continue to advance, children’s worlds are inevitably influenced for better or worse by these developments. In most cases, however, the quality of life of children is compromised because of the often negative environment in which they live.... Read more
NAMCOL faces major challenges
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NAMCOL faces major challenges

January 22nd, 2016 | by New Era Staff Reporter
The Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) is arguably one of the fastest growing institutions of learning in the country. New Era journalist Alvine Kapitako spoke to NAMCOL director Heroldt Murangi about the country’s education system and NAMCOL’s ability to produce... Read more
‘No secret deals (part 2)’
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‘No secret deals (part 2)’

December 18th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
While participating in the Global Africa Investment Summit earlier this month, Namibia’s President Hage Geingob was interviewed by the BBC on its HARDtalk show. Below is the second part of the interview, where Sarah Montague asks Geingob what difference he feels he can make in... Read more
Shooka’s ‘gift of joy’
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Shooka’s ‘gift of joy’

December 11th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The saying that one person’s sorrow is another’s joy is personified in the life of Bernadette Shooka, who three years ago adopted a baby girl. Baby Gift – also known as Magano Shooka – was abandoned at a construction site in Dorado Park with... Read more
British high commissioner  on governance, trade and investment
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British high commissioner on governance, trade and investment

November 26th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Newly-accredited British High Commissioner to Namibia, Jo Lomas, talks to Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela about her country’s interest in Namibia and other issues. You’ve been in Namibia since September. What’s your impression of the country so far? I think it’s just a... Read more

LUDERITZ TOWN COUNCIL

November 24th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Why is the alienation of houses in Lüderitz not taking place? Why is the proposal to give the houses to sitting tenants not being implemented? For how long must we still wait? Response: The Alienation Scheme in Lüderitz started during 1992 in Benguela and... Read more

NAMIBIA CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

November 24th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Facility, when you were appointed our expectations were high that you would solve the problems officers were facing, because you were also in the same situation. The shortage of uniforms for officers, transport and... Read more
Youths not forgotten in development budget for Otjozondjupa
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Youths not forgotten in development budget for Otjozondjupa

November 20th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Otjozondjupa Region is home to the picturesque Waterberg Plateau that is often compared to the Serengeti. The region, also home to many livestock and crop farms, is allocated N$857.345 million for its development budget for this year. Part of the money is to be invested... Read more
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS AND IMMIGRATION
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MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS AND IMMIGRATION

November 17th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Permanent Secretary of Home Affairs, clarify to all Zimbabweans why you are deporting everyone going to visit at Hosea Kutako International Airport? To my understanding Zimbabweans have 90 days to come to Namibia per year on a visitors’ visa. That is all being ignored... Read more
KHOMAS REGIONAL COUNCIL
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KHOMAS REGIONAL COUNCIL

November 17th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Khomas Regional Council sets the record straight on the alleged shady deals at the regional council in reference to the report of the Auditor General on the Accounts of the Khomas Regional Council. Query: At least N$11.18 million has disappeared from the Khomas Regional Council... Read more
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALISATION, TRADE AND SME DEVELOPMENT
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MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALISATION, TRADE AND SME DEVELOPMENT

November 17th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: What is the Equipment Aid Scheme? Response: The Equipment Aid Scheme was initiated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2009 (now Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development). This intervention is aimed at boosting the production capacity of the... Read more